Smokejumper, alum speaking Friday, Feb. 12 - 2010-02-08
SMOKEJUMPER TO SPEAK AT PAUL SMITH’S COLLEGE
Matthew Carroll ’96 discussing forest fires, climate change in upcoming talk
CONTACT: Kenneth Aaron, Director of Communications, (518) 327-6297
A smokejumper with the U.S. Forest Service will lead a discussion on wilderness, forest fires and climate change at Paul Smith’s College on Friday, Feb. 12.
Matthew Carroll, a 1996 Paul Smith’s graduate, will discuss how issues surrounding wilderness and wildland fire play a role in ongoing federal discussions about climate-change policy.
The talk is free and open to the public. It will be held at 10:10 a.m. in the Pine Room of the Joan Weill Student Center.
Carroll is the first speaker in the college’s World of Forestry seminar series. He has served on the McCall (Idaho) smokejumper base for seven years, and is currently pursuing graduate work at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. In 2009, while a student, he worked on wildland fire and fire management policy for the Forest Service’s Wilderness and Wild and Scenic Rivers Program.
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